A blueprint for planning, building, and operating a successful urgent care center or freestanding ED. One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a primary care doctor can struggle to get same-day appointments, leaving many seeking treatment in overcrowded, high-cost emergency departments. Urgent care centers offer patients a lower-cost, convenient alternative to hospitals. For providers, these centers represent new business opportunities. This roadmap to urgent care centers will help you and your organization: * Create a financial plan * Determine whether to lease or build * Develop an efficient staffing model * Effectively market the urgent care center * Learn strategies to grow and expand the urgent care center's services
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About the Author
Michael F. Boyle, MD, FACEP
As regional director at Emergency Consultants, Inc. (ECI) in Traverse City, Michigan, Dr. Boyle oversees ECI-affiliated facilities in New York. Formerly clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Texas at Houston, Dr. Boyle has supervised emergency services for a five-hospital group in Houston and a six-hospital group in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Daniel G. Kirkpatrick, MHA, FACHE
Kirkpatrick brings more than 30 years of healthcare management experience in consulting, staff and administrator roles to his position as leader of client services at BestPractices, Inc., an emergency medicine leadership and staffing practice affiliate of EmCare. His background in hospital and medical practice management gives him a deep sensitivity to the complex issues confronting healthcare providers.